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Intelligence And Intellectuals Quotes

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

Author: Source Unknown

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When you don't have an education, you've got to use your brains.

Author: Source Unknown

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I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it's a very poor scheme for survival.

Author: Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1922)

Profession: American Novelist

The role of the intelligence --that part of us which affirms and denies and formulates opinions is merely to submit.

Author: Simone Weil (1910-1943)

Profession: French Philosopher, Mystic

Whatever debases the intelligence degrades the entire human being.

Author: Simone Weil (1910-1943)

Profession: French Philosopher, Mystic

Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.

Author: Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)

Profession: British Mathematician, Philosopher

Intelligence appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without education. Education enables a man to get along without the use of his intelligence.

Author: Albert Edward Wiggam

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The intellect is not a serious thing, and never has been. It is an instrument on which one plays, that is all.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit

Nowadays to be intelligible is to be found out.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit

Once something becomes discernible, or understandable, we no longer need to repeat it. We can destroy it.

Author: Robert Wilson (1941)

Profession: American Theater Director, Designer

Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.

Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)

Profession: Austrian Philosopher

There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea.

Author: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

Profession: British Novelist, Essayist

The good are so harsh to the clever, the clever so rude to the good!

Author: Elizabeth Wordsworth

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I hate intellectuals. They are from the top down. I am from the bottom up.

Author: Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959)

Profession: American Architect